Growing a food producing garden in the Byron Shire made simple.

Our comprehensive ‘how to grow & cook’ list of perennial foods, combined with access to free seeds, cuttings and tubers from local gardeners will have you eating from your garden and sharing your abundance in no time. Welcome to the home of Byron Hinterland Seed Savers. Growing the local food and local growing movement. Join now. 

Subtropical Seasonal Planting Guide

Planting Guide

Utilize this Local Planting Guide to Grow your food in the correct season.

The Seasonal Subtropical Planting Guide was written to teach gardeners what to plant when and ensure annual food plants are not being planted out of season. It includes information on planting distances, how long it takes for the plant to grow from planting to harvest, soil ph requirements, botanical names and pollination details to assist with seed saving effectively. Unfortunately some introduced food plants have become a threat to native biodiversity in this climate zone. These plants are highlighted in the Guide to raise awareness of this issue. It is hoped that this planting guide will be a valuable resource for new and experienced gardeners to grow some food in harmony with our native environment, harvest their bounty and save some seed for the next cycle. This is a planting guide for vegetables, fruits, flowers, green manures, roots and herbs. Buy your Subtropical Planting Guide here.


With every seed you grow and save, you are strengthening our local food for future generations.

Gardeners of plenty or gardeners of little, by saving seeds cutting and tubers, and sharing them, you strengthen our food security. A most powerful gift for future generations. We thank you for joining us and becoming a guardian of the plants you have in your garden. Become a member now.


Turning one gardens abundance into abundance for many. Our sharing platform gives you access to give and receive freely.

Check out our network members, their seeds /cuttings / tubers on offer and get planting. Or if you have the abundance yourself then here is the perfect place to spread your abundance into the hands, gardens and mouths of many more community members. Register for free and join the local food movement now.